The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament came to a close Wednesday night, with the University of Connecticut’s 60-54 victory over the University of Kentucky at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and Facebook announced in a Newsroom post that the 2014 version of March Madness spawned 46 million combined posts, comments, and likes between March 16 and April 7, from more than 15.3 million users.
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Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of National Basketball Association superstar and Miami Heat Forward LeBron James after setting a career high of 61 points in one game.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Arsenal soccer star Aaron Ramsey hosting a Facebook question-and-answer session; as well as the photo atop the post of figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi at the entrance to the social network’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., prior to serving as the digital ambassador for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left of Microsoft Co-Founder and Chairman Bill Gates discussing charity partnership group Giving Tuesday; as well as the photo atop the post, behind the scenes on the set of The Hobbit, from Director Peter Jackson.
And then, there were three: The San Antonio Spurs are the National Basketball Association’s 2012-13 Western Conference champions, having swept the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Spurs now await the winner of the Eastern Conference finals, in which the Miami Heat hold a three games to two lead over the Indiana Pacers. But who were this past week’s big winners in the NBA in terms of likes added and gains in people talking about this? Sister site PageData has the answers.
The National Basketball Association is down to its final four teams, with the San Antonio Spurs holding a two games to none lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals, while the defending champions, the Miami Heat, lead the Indiana Pacers one game to none in the Eastern Conference finals. According to sister site PageData, the Heat remain the Facebook favorites, as well.
Two of the National Basketball Association’s marquee franchises are moving in starkly different directions when it comes to movement in people talking about this on Facebook for the past week, according to sister page PageData, as the defending champions, the Miami Heat, nearly doubled the PTAT gain of its nearest competitor, while the Los Angeles Lakers, after barely qualifying for the playoffs and being swept out of the first round, lost more than double the PTAT of the next team on the list.
The defending National Basketball Association champions are also this week’s champions in terms of people talking about this, as sister page PageData pegged the Miami Heat’s PTAT for the week at 345,333, dwarfing the total of the second-place club, the Los Angeles Lakers, at 210,817.
With 2012 drawing to a close, Wednesday was year in review time at Facebook, as the social network released its 2012 Year in Review, as well as instructions for its users to create their own year in review posts.